- Associated Press - Thursday, December 29, 2016

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) - A 26-year-old Clarksburg woman has pleaded guilty to a felony for making a false statement that she was buying a gun for herself that she was trying to get for someone else.

According to court documents, Hannah Marie Elwell tried to buy the .40-caliber pistol from a gun dealer in Harrison County.

She could face up to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty Wednesday in federal court, though prosecutors could recommend a lesser penalty.

The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives investigated.

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